Who We Are

Mountain Waterworks, Inc. is a Pacific Northwest-based water engineering firm committed to reliable water service, sustainable infrastructure rehabilitation, and long-term utility planning. We provide planning, commissioning, design, construction, and operational optimization services to cities, municipal utility districts, industrial and private water and wastewater systems, and private developments. Our team is proficient in all project phases, from early conceptualization and funding development to equipment training, system start-up, and project closeout.

We are headquartered in Idaho, which is both the fastest growing state in the nation and a state built on water, from vast underground aquifers to bubbling hot springs and towering waterfalls. Here, water is as essential to recreation and adventure as it is for industry and growth. Mountain Waterworks was formed to make water work for our clients, both regionally and nationwide.

Our Values


Safeguarding public health

Since the early 1970s, the United States has prospered from the ability of public water systems to treat and distribute clean, drinkable water. But these standards and improved living conditions cannot be taken for granted. Mountain Waterworks is diligent in bringing systems into compliance with key rules and regulations, preserving customers’ access to reliable, high-quality drinking water.

Water and wastewater system resiliency

Mountain Waterworks helps utilities operate effectively under all possible conditions. We work with utility managers, public officials, and communities to forecast future growth, identify regulatory requirements, account for potential natural events, and prepare for hazards. We design facilities to meet demands 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Sustaining a strong economy

Insufficient investment in water and wastewater utilities has resulted in an ever-mounting funding gap. The American Society of Civil Engineers reports that if capital investment continues to be delayed, by 2039, the cumulative funding gap will amount to $2.2 trillion. To sustain strong economies, communities must transition toward a model of utility financing that accounts for the true cost of water and wastewater service. Our engineers and professional staff support utilities as they develop viable financial plans for capital improvements.

Public confidence in water and wastewater utilities

Communities that understand the value of water will invest in water and wastewater infrastructure. As consulting engineers, we have a unique opportunity to educate community members about the benefits proposed projects will bring to their quality of life. We are committed to increasing public transparency about the work, revenue, and capital required to maintain water service at the mandated level.

“…The public can best be provided water services by self-sustaining enterprises that are adequately financed with rates and charges based on sound accounting, engineering, financial, and economic principles.”

“The collection and treatment of domestic sewage and wastewater is vital to public health and clean water. It is among the most important factors responsible for the general level of good health enjoyed in the United States.”

“One-fifth of the US economy would grind to a halt without a reliable and clean source of water.”

“We can no longer afford to defer investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”

“Because America’s drinking water infrastructure provides a critical service, significant new investment and increased efficiencies are needed as filtration plants, pipes, and pumps age past their useful life.”

“While drinking water infrastructure is funded primarily through a rate-based system, the investment has been inadequate for decades and will continue to be underfunded without significant changes as the revenue generated will fall short as needs grow.”

“Traditionally biosolids were considered waste and transferred to landfills. However, when properly treated and processed biosolids become nutrient rich organic material that can be applied as fertilizer or, through the use of anaerobic digesters and centrifuges, can be pelletized and incinerated at high pressure and temperature for use as energy.”

“As cities continue to experience population growth, particularly in the south and west, new housing developments are constructed, and rural households switch from septic systems to public sewers, pressure on existing centralized systems and treatment plant infrastructure will require billions of dollars in new investment to meet federal regulatory requirements.”

“Of all the infrastructure types, water is the most fundamental to life, and is irreplaceable for drinking, cooking, and bathing.”

“…Many industries–food and chemical manufacturing and power plants, for example–could not operate without the clean water that is a component of finished processes or that is used for industrial processes or cooling.”